Whether you have one or several missing teeth due to injury, decay or gum disease, you’re likely experiencing physical and emotional issues. Missing teeth can lead to the degradation of your jawbone, gum recession and problems with adjacent teeth, and it can also deprive you of a joyful smile.
Since their invention in 1952, ongoing advances in dental implant technology have provided millions of patients with a highly effective, long-term solution for missing teeth. Of all the restorative choices available today, implants come the closest to replicating the look, feel and function of natural teeth.
Dental implants provide ongoing stimulation to the surrounding bone, thereby preventing a loss of volume and preserving facial fullness. If you’re struggling to eat your favorite foods or dealing with a decrease in your self-esteem, dental implants in Bethpage and Roslyn, NY will provide life-changing benefits. At Gitlin Dental Group, we have advanced training and expertise in state-of-the-art prosthodontic technologies. In addition to placing more than 250 implants a year, our dentists have a successful track record restoring failing implants.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth replacement that consists of three parts. The post, fabricated from biocompatible titanium or ceramic, serves as a substitute for the natural tooth root. The abutment is a connector placed on or built into the top of the dental implant that connects to the replacement tooth.
A zirconia crown is custom made to match your natural teeth and attached to the implant to complete the restoration. Dental implants in Roslyn, NY are an optimal solution for reestablishing a fully functional and attractive smile that will, in turn, deliver a better quality of life.
Implants are the most versatile tooth replacement option because they can support a single dental crown, a dental bridge, an entire upper or lower arch of teeth, or both arches. Dental implants placed in your jawbone greatly increase the stability of a modified denture. Implant-supported dentures eliminate many of the problems associated with conventional dentures, such as slipping, clicking, and difficulties with speech and eating. If you’re missing most of your teeth, full mouth dental implants provide a transformative solution to restore an incomplete smile. Whether you get a single dental implant or full mouth dental implants, you’ll experience an improved ability to eat all the foods you love, boosted smile confidence and an overall healthier and better quality of life.
At Gitlin Dental Group, we personalize dental implant treatment to address each patient’s unique oral health needs and smile goals. The first step on your journey to a renewed smile is a consultation with one of our implant dentists. In addition to discussing your dental and medical history, we take digital X-rays, images with an intraoral camera, and a 3D image with our cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner in order to assess your jawbone health and create a customized treatment plan.
If we determine that your bone is insufficient to support a dental implant or you have existing decay or gum disease, we treat these conditions first to help you become a good candidate for dental implants. Every step of the dental implant process is fully guided, from sending your intraoral scans to our dental lab to creating precision surgical guides to surgically placing dental implants in the most optimal sites in your jawbone. Guided implant surgery ensures an efficient procedure with predictable and exact results.
The surgery itself shouldn’t be painful, since we use a local anesthetic and sedation, but you may experience some pain after the dental implant procedure, and some discomfort for a few days after. For most patients, this is remedied with over-the-counter pain relievers. The healing process takes three to six months, during which time the implants fuse with your jawbone. You’ll receive a temporary prosthesis that will protect the dental implant post(s) and enable you to eat. Once the healing process is complete, you’ll return to our practice to be fitted with your permanent restoration.
Dr. Ari Gitlin is a certified dental anesthesiologist, which means you can choose any level of sedation during implant surgery, including IV sedation and general anesthesia. Both of our practices feature modern surgical suites with hospital-grade monitoring equipment. As standard practice, we use platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to enhance bone and soft tissue healing and regeneration after dental implants are placed. PRF is derived from your own blood and easily prepared chairside for immediate use. We guarantee dental implants in Roslyn, NY with a one-year warranty on provisional tooth replacements and a three-year warranty on final prostheses, as long as you follow our maintenance protocols.
Dental implants provide numerous advantages over other tooth replacement options. Dental bridges, which depend on existing natural teeth that need to be modified and capped with crowns for support, can’t restore bone loss. Traditional dentures rely on dental adhesive and mouth muscles to stay in place and must be removed for cleaning.
Because dentures don’t prevent ongoing deterioration of bone, this often leads to a sunken-in facial appearance. Dental implants are a conservative approach because they replace missing teeth without affecting or altering adjacent teeth.
After dental implants integrate with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration, they provide the strength and stability to restore over 99% of natural biting and chewing power. For these reasons, plus their superior natural-looking appearance, implants are considered the gold standard tooth replacement solution.
The cost of dental implants is based on several factors, such as if tooth extractions or bone grafting are needed before the implant procedure, and the number of implants being placed. Far too many people with missing teeth assume dental implants are beyond their budget.
Although implants are more expensive than other tooth replacement options, they provide amazing life-changing outcomes. At Gitlin Dental Group, we think everyone should experience the transformative benefits provided by dental implants. Our treatment coordinator will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your budget.
We accept many insurance plans, file claims on your behalf, and work hard to maximize your benefits. We also partner with third-party financing companies to help you spread out the cost over a longer time period. When you receive dental implants in Bethpage and Roslyn, NY, we make it easy and affordable to restore your smile and life!
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